Sunday Aug 25, 2019
MUZAFFARABAD: The map of the Indian Subcontinent would change if India launched an attack on Pakistan, Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed said Sunday while talking about the Kashmir issue.
Speaking here at the city's press club while addressing the participants of the welcoming rallies, Rasheed said Pakistan was fighting for the rights of the Kashmiri folks on every platform in the world.
If India attacked and "should the time come, the people stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the Army", he noted, calling out India on its aggression and violence in Kashmir, the Muslim-majority Himalayan region that has been under a complete media and communication blackout for the past three weeks after New Delhi scrapped Article 370.
"An attack on Azad [Jammu and] Kashmir would be perceived as a war breaking out" between the two neighbouring South Asian nations and Pakistan would give a befitting response to India," the minister added.
Pakistan the only country, Rasheed added, that has the largest number of youth as a proportion of the total population. "They — 250 Indian Muslims and 220 million Pakistani Muslims — should pledge to me to make Pakistan," he said.